Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title SPATIAL PLANNING IN ACTION
Code ENVS467
Coordinator Ms SJ Kidd
Geography and Planning
Suekidd@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2018-19 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Aims

The purpose of this module is to engage students in a client related spatial plan making exercise, More specifically the project aims to

  1. Provide an opportunity for students to apply planning concepts and techniques in a practical context:           
  2. Enhance the capacity of students to identify, collect and synthesis a variety of relevant information from a variety of sources in relation to a spatial planning task;
  3. Evaluate spatial planning options and develop objectives and strategies which are realistic and implementable;
  4. Develop an awareness of the ethical and professional issues that confront planning consultants working for a client;
  5. Develop collaborative problem solving, project management and written, oral and graphic communication skills;
Appreciate how similar issues are managed in different ways in other contexts.

Learning Outcomes

be able to demonstrate the application of the planning concepts and techniques that have been studied in other modules in a practical context

have a working understanding of aspects of the plan making process

be able to demonstrate engagement in a collaborative problem solving exercise which has culminated in a clear action plan

be able to demonstrate a level of competence in written, oral and graphic communication skills


Syllabus

This will be a client-related project which will be designed to ensure that students are involved in a plan/policy making process.  The precise nature of the project will vary from year to year, but will require students to be involved in the whole process of plan making from initial evidence gathering to analysis and development of appropriate visionary and realistic strategies adressing contemporary issues.  It will involve understanding the existing policy context in all its multifaceted forms, research to identify the critical issues, the development of a vision, objectives and an action plan.  Students will also engage in a field study related to the project.  This may take the form of data collection within the study area or a visit elswhere to gain inspiration of innovative planning responses to similar sets of planning issues.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Problem Based Learning - Students work in groups to address a plan making brief


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           100
Students work in groups to address a plan making brief
100
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 200
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework  5 minute presentatio  Second  15  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Group presentation and public consultation poster 
Coursework  approximately 40 pag  Second  35  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Report summarising stage 1 findings 
Coursework  5 minute presentatio  Second  20  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Group presentation and video  
Coursework  Report approx. 30 pa  Second  30  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Group report summarising stage 2 findings Notes (applying to all assessments) - none 

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
Explanation of Reading List:

Reading related to the module is project specific and is uploaded onto VITAL as the module progresses.